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Going Where No One Had Gone Before: Star Trek After 50 Years

The TV series Star Trek went where no one had gone before, both in its day and in the reality it created. Now, we Earthlings are using instruments and processes originally imagined by the creator and writers of the series, while our struggles with the issues of race and ideology it addressed in the 1960s continue.


  • Kevin Dilmore is a senior writer for Hallmark and the author of over 20 Star Trek novels and short stories.

Kevin Dilmore, along with co-author Dayton Ward, will be guests at the Linda Hall Library for their Second Saturday Conversation, 'Of Tribbles and Technology: Star Trek at 50' at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 14. The event is free but e-tickets are required. More information is available at

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
In addition to being KCUR's afternoon newscaster, Lisa Rodriguez covers city hall and other news around Kansas City. Follow her on Twitter @larodrig.